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Old 07-19-2008, 04:31 PM   #11
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Cant lie I do like the zone. I don't prescribe to the zone like I used to but following it for a period of time really helped me figure out when my body is in hormonal balance. By bluring the lines a bit I have been falling into a more individualized diet by just listening to my body. Works for me.
Don't get me wrong....the zone works, it's a pain in the ass...but it works and people need it to force them to realize what foods and calories they are eating...there is more freedom in learning how to adapt and learn what your body is telling you...but that takes experimentation...and that's fun in itself....as the only one right way is the one we find that works for us....of course within healthy guidelines and parameters.

What I don't like about the zone is the way it is sold as the only way to eat....yes it works and heck I use it as reference for periods of carb cycling and loading...but it's not the only way. That and eating exact ratios every day without every changing....well that's like the same workout routine with the same weights....works for a while...but is not the optimal way to get results longterm.
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:04 PM   #12
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What I don't like about the zone is the way it is sold as the only way to eat....yes it works and heck I use it as reference for periods of carb cycling and loading...but it's not the only way. That and eating exact ratios every day without every changing....well that's like the same workout routine with the same weights....works for a while...but is not the optimal way to get results longterm.
I am with you. I buy these diet books because I have heard of the author and research behind them and they end up being some cheesy sales pitch about the majic way to reach ultimate happiness and a perfect state of being through this prerfect way of eating. Frases like... Only with the (blank) diet are you able to (list of ridiculouse promises) and maintain this with ease for the rest of your life.

Sorry this is totaly off subject.
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